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Old 08-10-2008, 08:58 AM   #4
Susan Dalton
Dojo: Greensboro Kodokan
Location: Greensboro
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 315
Re: On Teaching Writing and Aikido

Thanks, Kara. Thanks, Lotta. I don't think there's a "one size fits all" formula that makes a good teacher, but like you, I know what worked and didn't work for me. Humiliation definitely was not effective in my case.

My son was telling me about a kindergarten music teacher he had who mocked a student who stuttered. He said he thought for years he didn't want to study music because it must not be a good thing if someone who taught it could be so hateful. Obviously his 5-year old brain generalized far, far too quickly, but one point I see here is that teachers often have no idea of the lasting impact of their words or actions.
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